1. China’s panda Ya Ya finished ________ 30-day stay in Shanghai after landing in China and then was sent to Beijing Zoo in ________ May.
A. a; a B. a; the C. the; a D. a; /
2. The newly-built teaching building provides the students ________ a comfortable learning environment.
A. for B. to C. with D. in
3. The Aerospace Square ________ was completed last year has become a new tourist attraction.
A. which B. who C. whom D. where
4. Hearing the 19th Asian Games would be held in Hangzhou, China, we could ________ control our feeling of pride.
A. really B. hardly C. nearly D. clearly
5. It’s a pity that ________ my father ________ my mother has time to attend my school-leavers’ party.
A. either, or B. neither, nor
C. both, and D. not only, but also
6. —Students ________ a few open questions in Ms. Li’s class, did you notice that?
—Yes, I think she wanted to train their ability of creative thinking.
A. are asked B. were asked
C. will be asked D. should be asked
7. ChatGPT can make a plan ________ than we do.
A. much quickly B. more quick C. even quick D. far more quickly
8. Tim ________ Touching China on CCTV with his family from 8:00 to 9:00 last Saturday evening.
A. was watching B. will watch C. watched D. has watched
9. —Next Sunday is my grandmother’s birthday. I’m thinking about ________.
—Good boy! And please give my best wishes to her.
A. what present I gave her
B. how I can give her a surprise
C. if I had a party for her
D. where will my family have a big meal
10. It is necessary to ask your parents or teachers for some advice ________ you make the final decision.
A. because B. unless C. before D. after
11. Daming is happy today because he helped ________ look for a set of keys on his way home.
A. nobody B. anybody C. somebody D. everybody
12. Scientists who are full of ________ always come up with new ideas and bring great changes to our life.
A. instruction B. instrument C. invention D. introduction
13. You ________ require others to solve the problem like you. Everyone has his own way.
A. mustn’t B. needn’t C. may not D. wouldn’t
14. —Lingling, how soon will your brother come back from abroad?
A. since yesterday B. twice a month C. for an hour D. in a week
15. ________ useful knowledge the astronaut in Tiangong Classroom has taught us!
A. How B. What C. How a D. What a
16. In order ________ the earliest flight, my sister forced herself to get up early this morning.
A. not to miss B. not missing
C. to miss D. missing
17. Because of pollution, this lake is now too harmful to ________ fish.
A. suppose B. transport C. suggest D. support
18. The football match was put off as a result of the ________ weather.
A. wonderful B. exciting C. difficult D. awful
19. The smell of the sea ________ memories of his childhood.
A. called at B. called off C. called up D. called on
20. —Can you wait a minute? I need to take down the information.
—Of course. ________.
A. Take your time
B. Make yourself at home
C. Enjoy yourself
D. Please be in a hurry
When I was in middle school, I was bullied （欺负）a lot. There was one boy, let’s call him C, who was the main person ___21___. Every day, for many years, he would say mean things to me and ___22___ me with his words. It was ___23___ time in my life, and I felt like there was no way of running away from it.
Years passed, and I left ___24___. I had no idea what happened to C, and I didn’t ___25___. I just wanted to move on with my life and forget about what happened.
One day, when I was twenty-six years old, I was walking to the supermarket. Suddenly, I saw C. I couldn’t believe it. He ___26___ at me, trying to find out who I was. Then, he asked me if I was who he thought I was. I told him that I was ___27___ who he thought I was.
To my surprise, C ___28___. It was the most honest and heartfelt apology I had ever heard. He didn’t have to say anything. He could have just behaved in a way that he didn’t ___29___ me and walked away. But he stopped me and apologized. I could hear the ___30___ in his voice for what he had done to me in the past. At that moment, I ___31___ him right away. All the hatred （憎恨）and ___32___ I had carried for years was gone in a ___33___. I was a completely ___34___ and life-changing moment for me. That experience gave me a ___35___ in the goodness of people and made the rest of my day truly amazing.
21. A. responsible B. magical C. impossible D. valuable
22. A. comfort B. satisfy C. praise D. scare
23. A. happy B. pleasant C. difficult D. moving
24. A. home B. school C. work D. supermarket
25. A. help B. relax C. care D. calm
26. A. looked B. shouted C. laughed D. knocked
27. A. nearly B. almost C. exactly D. simply
28. A. apologized B. cried C. forgot D. communicated
29. A. influence B. notice C. bully D. hate
30. A. loneliness B. joy C. meaning D. shame
31. A. left B. excused C. remembered D. punished
32 A. luck B. regret C. happiness D. anger
33. A. year B. month C. second D. hour
34. A. unclear B. unfriendly C. uncertain D. unexpected
35. A. lesson B. hope C. gift D. love
【答案】21. A 22. D 23. C 24. B 25. C 26. A 27. C 28. A 29. B 30. D 31. B 32. D 33. C 34. D 35. A
World Photography Awards Exhibition
Time: Wednesday—Sunday: 11:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
January 10, 2023—June 11, 2023
Add: 19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool
Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition
Time: Monday—Saturday: 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
October 2—28, 2023
Add: 9 Abbey Square, Chester, Cheshire
Bird Photographer of the Year 2023 Exhibition
Time: February 2023—August 2023
More information will be coming soon.
An exhibition of 70-80 of the winning images will go on an international tour.
International Photography Exhibition 163
Time: Thursday—Sunday: 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Until August 21, 2023
Add: The Royal Photographic Society, RPS House, 337
Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol
A total of 105 works by 57 photographers will be on show.
36. How many exhibitions are mentioned?
A. One. B. Two. C. Three. D. Four.
37. Which city should you go if you want to see World Photography Awards?
A. Liverpool. B. Cheshire. C. Arnos Vale. D. Bristol.
38. If Alice is free on Wednesday in October, which exhibition is advised to her?
A. World Photography Awards.
B. Travel Photographer of the Year.
C. Bird Photographer of the Year 2023.
D. International Photography Exhibition 163.
39. What can we know about Bird Photographer of the Year 2023?
A. The cost of the tour. B. The address information.
C. The exact visiting time for visitors. D. The number of images on the tour.
40. Where is the passage probably from?
A. A nature magazine. B. A health magazine.
C. A photography magazine. D. A geography magazine.
【答案】36. D 37. A 38. B 39. D 40. C
Chen Zhou gives popular inspirational （激励的） speeches around the world. He talks about his journey visiting over 700 of China’s cities and climbing over 100 mountains. It’s an impressive thing for anyone, but even more so when you know that Chen doesn’t have any legs. He gets around and climbs mountains with his hands in wooden boxes.
After his parents’ divorce （离婚） when he was little, Chen was raised by his grandparents. They were very poor and from a young age, Chen would go out to find ways to make money. One day, while riding a train he realized he was going in the wrong direction and jumped of the train. Chen’s legs were cut off. He was just 13.
Chen started to sing in the street. It was there that he met the woman who would become his wife. Ability Magazine reported that she asked him “Do you need any help after you finish singing?” From then on, the two began to see each other every day and feel for each other. On the 10th anniversary （周年） of their wedding （婚礼）, they climbed China’s Five Sacred Mountains together.
Chen has become a true inspiration for people. In 2016 he encouraged the then-11-year-old, Gao Zhiyu to climb mountains. Like Chen, Gao also lost his legs in a terrible accident. Chen invited Gao to climb Laoshan Mountain with him after hearing his story. Gao lost his legs in a car accident and was out of school for four years, doing his schoolwork in the hospital. Before this, Gao had never climbed a mountain. But together they climbed a summit （顶峰） 900 meters high. Chen really shows the power of the human spirit!
41. What is talked about in Chen Zhou’s speeches?
A. His dream of climbing more mountains.
B. His pleasure of singing in the street.
C. His journey visiting cities and climbing mountains.
D. How he made a living by climbing over 100 mountains.
42. How did Chen Zhou lose his legs?
A. He was born without legs.
B. He lost them in a train accident.
C. He was hurt in a car accident.
D. He lost them because of a disease.
43. When did Chen meet his wife?
A. While he was working as a street musician.
B. When he was interviewed by Ability Magazine.
C. When he was attending somebody’s wedding.
D. While he was climbing China’s Five Sacred Mountains.
44. What is the last paragraph mainly about?
A. It is very important to have big dreams.
B. Chen Zhou is not the only poor one in the world.
C. Chen Zhou inspires people to get over difficulties.
D. Special people can also make great achievements.
45. Which word can best describe Chen Zhou?
A. Strong-minded. B. Ill-minded. C. Small-minded. D. Absent-minded.
【答案】41. C 42. B 43. A 44. C 45. A
Thousands of runners tied their running shoes and rushed out from the starting line while crowds cheered along the course. Marathons (马拉松) in China are getting popular again.
According to the Chinese Athletics Association, a total of 133 marathons across the country have been registered (注册) for the first six months of the year. On March 26, more than 300,000 runners took part in 26 marathon races nationwide, reported China Daily.
Teenagers have also taken part in marathons. Xu Qian, a 15-year-old from Suqian, Jiangsu, loves running. He got first place in the 5-kilometer Happy Run of the Jingdong Suqian Marathon held on April 2. For Xu, the race meant months of training and preparation. He ran about 30 to 40 kilometers in local stadiums each week ahead of the run.
“Unlike the 800-meter run at school which is more about speed, a marathon tests a runner’s endurance (耐力) and psychological quality (心理素质),” he told Teens.
When he felt tired during the race, he told himself not to give up. “In long distance running, the only opponent you have to beat is yourself,” Xu added.
Apart from one’s willpower, kindness from the crowds also plays a big part in helping runners get to the finish line. Li Zhouzi from Shanxi took part in a 3-kilometer Kid Run of the Berlin Marathon in Germany in 2019 when she was 10. The cheers from the people along the course really encouraged her.
“When things were hard, people from across the world cheered me on. Even if it was just the words, ‘keep it up’, it meant a lot to me and enabled me to keep going to the end,” Li told Teens.
She believes that running a marathon is about focusing on the final goal, not the suffering along the way. “Similarly, our life is also a marathon,” Li said.
46. The numbers in Paragraph 2 show that ________.
A. marathons are getting big in China
B. our physical fitness is getting better
C. more and more young people love running
D. China is holding too many marathons this year
47. What information can we learn about Xu Qian?
A. He was no longer a teenager.
B. He did much training and preparation.
C. He got first place in local stadiums.
D. He didn’t feel tired in the marathon.
48. What does the underlined word “opponent” in Paragraph 5 mean?
A. Someone who always controls you.
B. Someone who never refuses you.
C. Someone who competes against you.
D. Someone who often cheers you on.
49. What did Li Zhouzi think of the crowds’ cheering?
A. It made her lose focus.
B. It made her feel bored.
C. It didn’t matter a great deal to her.
D. It made her hold on.
50. What is Li Zhouzi’s attitude toward life?
A. All the pain and tears are life’s gifts.
B. Pain and suffering are not important at all in our life.
C. The suffering is more important than the final result.
D. Center on the goal and don’t be afraid of the difficulties.
【答案】46. A 47. B 48. C 49. D 50. D
Recently, researchers in Israel have done an experiment and found that goldfish are able to navigate(导航) on land after receiving around 10 driving lessons.
The experiment was performed by a research team at the Ben-Gurion University. It was made to see whether goldfish could find their way in a very different environment. Researchers developed a robotic car that could drive forward, backward and from side to side. They called the car FOV—“Fish Operated Vehicle”(鱼驱动车). A goldfish was placed inside a water box on the FOV. Using a set of wheels with a camera system, the FOV recorded the fish’s movements and swimming directions, and then moved in the same direction.
The scientists worked with six different goldfish. They placed the car in a small room with a pink target(目标) on one side. The fish would get food when the car touched the target. After a few days of training, the fish navigated to the target. At first, it took them about half an hour to drive to the target. But by the end of the experiment, they were able to complete the same task in less than a minute. Shachar Givon, one of the researchers, said, “As anyone who has tried to learn how to ride a bike or to drive a car knows, it is challenging at first.”
Not only did the goldfish show that they could drive to the target, but they also weren’t fooled by false targets of other colors. They were also able to get free when the car hit a wall. Although the fish may not have realized they were moving on land, these results show that a fish has the ability to navigate outside its nature environment of water. It can enrich scientific knowledge of animals’ navigation skills.
51. What is the purpose of the goldfish experiment?
A. To see if goldfish could tell different colors.
B. To see if goldfish could find food and living places.
C. To see if goldfish could navigate in a different environment.
D. To see if goldfish could ride a bike or drive a car like humans.
52. What can be learned about the FOV?
A. It was placed inside a water box.
B. It could follow the fish’s movements.
C. It was driven by a camera system.
D. It could control the fish’s directions.
53. The goldfish would get food as long as the car ________.
A. touched the pink target
B. moved in the small room freely
C. avoided hitting a wall
D. touched the targets of other colors
54. What can we learn from Shachar Givon’s words?
A. It was important for the goldfish to drive a car.
B. It was impossible for the goldfish to navigate.
C. It was meaningless for the goldfish to be trained at first.
D. It was hard for the goldfish to reach the target at the start.
55. Which can be the best title for the passage?
A. Good Use of a Robotic Car
B. An Experiment on Animals
C. Goldfish’s Ability to Navigate on Land
D. Goldfish’s Skills to Drive a Car on Land
【答案】51. C 52. B 53. A 54. D 55. C
Do you have a sleep problem? ____56____ You may need to see more sunlight, especially in the morning, according to a study.
A team of researchers from New York, US did the study, reported Yahoo News. The team did a study on 109 office workers across the US. Some of the workers saw lots of light during the morning hours, between 8 a.m. and lunchtime. ____57____ They also fell asleep more quickly at night.
____58____ Researchers say it helps us set our “body clock”. When there is less and less sunlight at the end of the day, our body starts to make melatonin (褪黑素). It makes us feel sleepy so that we know it’s time to go to bed. ____59____ But during the day, sunlight tells our body to make less melatonin so that we can stay awake and do our work.
Researchers suggest that we should see 15 minutes of sunlight in the morning. ____60____
A. Why is sunlight so important to our sleep?
B. The researchers found that these workers had a better sleep than other workers.
C. If you do, here is a simple way to help you improve your sleep.
D. It can help balance the melatonin in our bodies.
E. Our body makes the most melatonin at night.
【答案】56. C 57. B 58. A 59. E 60. D
A: Hi! What are you going to do this weekend?
B: I’m going to see a movie. ___61___
A: Sure. What kind of movie do you like?
B: Science fiction films.
A: Have you ever seen the movie The Wandering Earth?
B: No, I haven’t. ___62___
A: Yeah. I saw it yesterday.
A: I think it is one of the best movies I have ever seen.
A: About two hours.
B: Is the price of the ticket high?
A: Oh! Just a little. ___65___
B: Thank you. I’ll buy the ticket online right now.
A: OK. No problem.
A. What should I do?
B. It cost me 40 yuan.
C. How do you like it?
D. But I heard it is great.
E. Can you give me some advice?
F. How long does it last?
G. I took two hours.
【答案】61. E 62. D 63. C 64. F 65. B
A: Hi, Mary! I heard someone play the violin last night. What wonderful music! ____66____?
B: I did. I often play the violin when I am free.
B: Twice a week.
A: It’s really nice. ____68____?
B: Quite a few things. Like taking a walk, doing sports and so on. What do you do in your spare time?
A: Besides doing my homework, I have to take my after school classes. I don’t have time to do other things to relax myself.
B: ____69____? For example, you can listen carefully in class and try to solve your problems at school. Then you will have more free time.
A: ____70____! I’ll have a try.
B: I believe you can make it.
【答案】66. Who played the violin
67. How often do you play it
68. What else do you often do in your free time
69. Why not try to manage your time properly
70. Sounds good
make culture day fall use it something show heavy how
For thousands of years, bamboo inspired artists to create works of art. In the hands of artisans （手艺人）, bamboo can ___71___ into beautiful objects.
Wuyi Mountain is a UNESCO World Heritage （遗产） Site that is near Fujian and Jiangxi provinces, and bamboo grows ___72___ there. Apart from Wuyi Mountain’s tea, the place is also known for ___73___ bamboo weaving （编织） tradition. Artisans can make baskets, umbrellas, and almost ___74___ out of bamboo. Carrying a history of 2, 000 years, bamboo weaving art was listed as a national ___75___ heritage in 2008.
Xie Hongxing, 40, as an inheritor（传承人）of bamboo weaving art, has been weaving bamboo for 22 years. Recently, he has become famous for a mini Tiangong space station made of bamboo. Xie surprised watchers online by ___76___ a knife to quickly cut bamboo into pieces of the same width. He said it took forty-six ___77___ to finish his mini space station. He used more than a dozen species of local bamboo ___78___ the beauty of the space station. It took him seven hours to figure out ___79___ to weave a small national flag of China.
He hopes more young people ___80___ in love with the art and discover the beauty of traditional culture.
【答案】71. be made
78. to show
80. will fall
________ the trousers before you buy them.
We _____ a room _____ for you.
【答案】 ①. have ②. ready
She went to Beijing to receive the award __________.
If you see that girl, please ________ her ________ for me.
【答案】 ①. point ②. out
【答案】This cake doesn’t taste very delicious.
【答案】I was so careless that I forgot important things.
【答案】While in the chemistry lab, do as I say, please.
After work, you go back home, open an app, place your order, and wait for your food to be delivered (送递) to your home. (1)This shows how many young people eat in China these days. According to a latest report, 421 million Chinese people use online food delivery services.
Which group of people is ordering food online the most? For sure, it is mainly young people.
A recent report by Meituan, a food delivery service, showed that 86.3% of the service’s users are between 20 and 34 years old. (2)These people are the main group that is driving the development of the food delivery industry.
Small families depend largely on food delivery services. (3)Chinese families have changed in size over the past ten years. In 2002, only 7.7% of families have only one person. But this number increased to 15.6% in 2017. Two-person families rose from 18.4% in 2002 to 27.2% in 2017. For small families, cooking always takes a lot of time and energy, so ordering food online has become more popular.
These days, short videos and live streaming （网络直播）have gotten millions of views online. More and more people create and share short videos on popular apps like Douyin and Kuaishou to show parts of their lives.
Using live streaming is popular among the people aged 18 to 35. Even the teachers give lessons by live streaming. Besides leaving reviews on the screen， viewers can also communicate directly with the hosts by buying virtual（虚拟的）gifts such as flowers, toys and cars for them online. The most recent famous example was the Olympic swimmer Fu Yuanhui. She did one-hour live streaming which reached more than 11 million viewers.
What’s more, live streaming allows users to communicate with strangers and express themselves. A 19-year-old college student called Nic Li says she spends three to four hours each week chatting and singing with viewers through one app called Ingkee. “Sometimes I feel lonely and want to talk to people,” she says, “I feel nice when viewers are paying attention to me.”
However, as there are more than 80 apps and 300 websites for live streaming in China, the Internet regulator（监管机构）almost can’t monitor the content（内容）all the time.
“We support the use of live streaming. But people should be aware of the two sides of it,” one of the officials said.
91. What do more and more people show by sharing videos on apps?
92. How do viewers communicate with hosts?
93. Why is Nic Li’s example mentioned?
94. It isn’t difficult for the Internet regulator to monitor the content all the time, is it?
95. What should people be aware of when using live streaming?
【答案】91. Parts of their lives.
92. By leaving reviews on the screen and buying virtual gifts.
93. To show that live streaming allows users to communicate with strangers and express themselves.
94. Yes, it is.
95. People should be aware of the two sides of it.
Volunteering not only benefits those in need but also is helpful for the volunteers themselves. It can connect you to others, provide a sense of purpose and make you grow as a person.
While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience making the decision to take the first step can be the biggest challenge. Some people wonder if they will be able to meet the organization’s expectations. Some people fear not knowing anyone else in the group. Not having enough time also prevents some from sharing their abilities.
The following tips can help if you have some of these worries.
★Start out with small steps and don’t add too much pressure. Even a few hours a month can be very helpful.
★Work with someone who volunteered a lot. He can help you increase the confidence and completely understand the organization’s expectations.
★Choose an organization with the same interests and common values.
Volunteering makes people look at the world differently. Spend some time on volunteer work and you will see how little things can change a person’s life for the better which makes everyone better person.
Title: How to Start the Journey of Volunteering
★Volunteering helps people in need, and at the same time it does ___96___ to the volunteers.
The biggest problem
★It is hard to make the decision to take the first step.
The ___97___ for the problem
★Some people are not ___98___ about their own abilities to be volunteers.
★Some people fear not knowing others in the group.
★Some people can’t afford time to be volunteers.
The ways to solve the problem
★Start with small goals at first.
★Find a/an ___99___ partner.
★Choose an organization that suits you well.
★Volunteering can make a ___100___ to someone’s life.
As students, it’s our duty to protect the environment. First, we should plant more trees and flowers around us. Second, we must protect the water resource. Third, we shouldn’t throw litter around.
I hope our world will become more and more beautiful.
102. 假设你是李华，你所在城市将举办以“My Country，My Pride”为主题的中学生英语演讲比赛。请你写篇演讲稿，简要阐述中国这些年在环境、文化传播以及太空科技方面的发展与变化（至少阐述以上两个方面），并谈谈你的感受。
My Country, My Pride
Hi, everyone. It’s my great honor to give a speech here.
That’s all. Thanks for listening.
My Country, My Pride
Hi, everyone. It’s my great honor to give a speech here.
Obviously, great changes have taken place in China these years. For example, the environment has changed for the better since the government took some useful measures. Clear rivers and blue sky return to our life. At the same time, Chinese culture spreads quickly around the world, which makes more foreigners interested in it. What’s more, China has made great progress in its space successfully launched, making China’s space dream a reality.
I’m proud of our country and I hope I’ll be the pride of our country in the future.
That’s all. Thanks for listening.